APEX'19 Summit & Awards witnessed the participation of the Who's Who of the Indian Private Equity & Venture Capital ecosystem.  The Summit saw leading top professionals from PE-VC firms and Advisory Firms throw light on the latest trends affecting transactions - PE, VC and M&A - in the current environment.

The APEX'19 Awards recognized the leading PE and VC firms - for transactions in the year 2018 - across 14 categories. The Awards Dinner provided a great opportunity for advisory professionals and entrepreneurs to catch up & network with top PE-VC Fund Managers in a relaxed setting.

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The event kicked off with the Venture Capital panel covering trends in venture capital investments and exits, sectors investors are looking to back, legal and regulatory pitfalls, etc.

VC Panel - Apex 2019

(L-R): Sesh A.V, MD, Basiz Fund Services; Sudhir Sethi, Chairman, Chiratae Ventures; Bharat Banka, Member, Indian Angel Network (IAN); Anand Lunia, Partner, India Quotient; Archana Khosla, Partner, Vertices Partners; Sameer Nath, Partner, Iron Pillar Fund

VC Panel - Apex 2019 PE Panel - Apex 2019

The VC panel was followed by the M&A Panel covering how entrepreneurs and companies can avoid the failures of corporate M&A.

M&A Panel - Apex 2019

(L-R): LC Singh, Executive Vice Chairman - Nihilent; Gowri S Subramanian, CEO - Aspire Systems; Pravin Advani, Co‐Founder - SA Global Advisors; Sumit Sinha, Partner - DMD Advocates; Yeshasvini Ramaswamy, CPO - Mnagenome; Rajeev Agrawal, Partner - Ambit Pragma

M&A Panel - Apex 2019PE Panel - Apex 2019

The Private Equity panel covered Global and Domestic events and trends that could impact PE Investments & Exits in the coming months.

PE Panel - Apex 2019

(L-R): Santosh Sreedhar, Partner - Avalon Consulting; Shyam Pandya, Partner - Economic Laws Practice; Niten Lalpuria, MD - Paragon Partners; Amit Jain, MD - Blackstone; Alok Gupta, Advisor - Foundation Private Equity; Harjit Singh, Founder - EB5 USA Services

PE Panel - Apex 2019


The Apex Awards session was kicked off by a fire-side chat with Kiran Reddy, CEO of SPI Group who recounted lessons from the journey of building the "Sathyam Cinemas" Experience.

Kiran Reddy, SPI Group - Apex 2019

Kiran Reddy, SPI Group - Apex 2019PE Panel - Apex 2019

The APEX'19 Award winners were:

  • Accelerator of the year - Axilor Ventures

  • Seed VC Investor of the year - Blume Ventures

  • Early Stage VC of the year - Sequoia Capital India

  • Family Office Investor of the year - Astarc Ventures

  • Impact Investor of the year - Asha Impact

  • VC Fund Raise of the year - Sequoia Capital India

  • Growth Capital VC Investor of the year - Norwest Venture Partners

  • Strategic Investor of the year - Naspers

  • Real Estate Investor of the year - Apollo Global

  • Healthcare Investor of the year - Tata Capital Healthcare Fund

  • Mid‐Market PE Investor of the year - Gaja Capital

  • Private Equity Fund Raise of the year - ChrysCapital

  • Buyout Fund of the year - Blackstone

  • Private Equity Investor of the year - ChrysCapital

Award Winners - Apex 2019

Award Winners - Apex 2019

Investors @ the Event

Ambit Pragma Apollo Capital Asha Impact Astarc Ventures
Axilor Ventures Blackstone Blume Ventures BP Ventures
Chiratae Ventures ChrysCapital FPE Gaja Capital
Indian Angel network India Quotient Iron Pillar Naspers
Norwest Paragon Partners Seq SucSeed
  Tata Capital TCA  

Event Partners


We thank everyone who made the event a grand success.